Kawerau Pūtauaki School

Newsletter - Friday, 3rd of February 2023

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Welcome back

What a wet start to the year!

A big thank you to all whanau who attended our open day on Tuesday. It was great to see so many of our school whanau and learn more about your tamariki.

It has been fantastic seeing the school come to life again after the holidays.

The classes are very settled and everyone is already getting into their mahi settling back into their classroom and school routines.

We welcome the following students to our school: Adeline Gardner, Waimaria Hunia, Khyla-Jaye Patrick, Tiana-Lee Emery, Manawa Emery, Sapphire Natana-Glasgow, Calvin Pakuria-Te Pou, Hinerotu Te Taniwha, Tame Bolton, Aiyana Rangi, Beau Bolton, Cefiro-Kapree Karekare, Tuwhakatainui Hillman McLean-Wati, Tyreece Ryder-Vercoe, Tomasino Tangahau, Taylor Lloyd, Lihrell Brady-Daniels, Aylah-Rose Hibberd-Redshaw, Rhys Smith, Payton Turner-Brown, Rakaia White. We are so happy you have chosen KPS to be your new school. We know that you will have a great time while at our school.

Coming up next week

Swimming starts Tuesday see the timetable below. Without having a bus, swimming will be weather permitting as students will need to walk to the pools.

Powhiri date to be confirmed.

Sports trials (when fine)

Touch trials for year 5&6 students wanting to compete in the EBOP Touch tournament.

Rip rugby trials for year 1-6 students wanting to participate in the Wednesday after school Rip module in Whakatane starting week 5 running for 5 weeks. If you are interested in helping out with one of the teams please contact the office.

How to help with your child's learning at home: part 1

Reading to your child every day is one of the best ways to build a love of reading and learning.

Reading to your child builds their vocabulary and comprehension as they ask questions about what is being read to them.

If you read to your child for 5 minutes a day your child will hear 282,000 words a year, however if you read to your child for 20 mins a day your child will hear 1,800,000 words a year.

Kawerau Library

If you haven’t yet, check out our local library. They have a fantastic selection of books that children can take home. Some of our classes will be visiting the library during school time. If you want to take your child to get a library card before they visit this will allow them to issue books.

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